Air Transportation: November 7, 1999

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Enhanced Mobility from Tilt Rotors: The Marine Corps and Army are looking at the utility of a 4 engine tilt rotor plane, essentially a C-130 with vertical landing capabilities. The Navy is also interested in a large plane for carrying supplies between ships at sea. Gen James Jones, commandant of the Marine Corp, believes that tilt rotor technology will be revolutionary. 

 

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